Powerless...Irene came on Sunday and took our power with her.
No damage to our home..just some small trees down.
It was a fun and productive day!
While we had daylight, Steve hung pictures for me!
Finally, the big empty space behind the couch is being filled.
My "London Wall" as inspired by Tracy Porter.
We had dinner with our neighbors..
and then came home and played games and read by candle light.
We've been lucky to have our power restored as most of the town still does not.
The first day of school was even pushed back a day.
Hoping Irene went easy on everyone!
Crafting...Griffy and Will painted rocks
Hannah stamped all of our names on some to use as place settings.
I love them!
Playing..in the sink.
He loves it in there.
Griffy is talking so much lately.
I just love his little voice.
Reading...ok. I have been reading so much.
So many great books this summer!
I'm trying to get them all in before the puppy comes.
I get seriously cranky if I can't read.
Last night, I finished Anna Quindlen's Every Last One.
I can't tell you the last time I cried so much over a book.
Even though it was really really sad
I highly recommend it.
I also just finished
What Alice Forgot.
It's not pictured here because I finished it on the Vineyard
and left it for my mom.
There is a link to it over there on my sidebar.
Read this book!!
It's about a woman who goes to a spin class at the gym
falls off and forgets the last ten years of her life.
She wakes up thinking she's 29, happily married and pregnant with her first child.
She's really 39, going through a divorce and has 3 kids that she doesn't remember.
I just finished The Winter of our Disconnect as well.
I picked it up on the Vineyard.
It was displayed at the check out and it was an impulse buy.
The check out girl said she read it and loved it.
I didn't love it.
I love the idea of disconnecting for 6 months.
No screens at all.
And that was what this woman did with her 3 teenagers.
And after reading about them..they needed it.
None of us are on Facebook, Twitter, or are "Gamers"
I think I do a pretty good job of monitoring the screens in our home.
could you go 6 months with out screens?
A few people have asked me when I read.
This summer I got a lot of my reading done on the beach.
The older kids entertain the baby
(notice how I still refer to him as the baby.)
We would also have quiet time
when the baby was napping
and I could read for 2 hours then!
(not a lot of housework done during that time)
And I read at night.
What are you reading?
I have 2 1/2 weeks until..
Gus, Tucker, Remy (RemDog), (Steve and the kids like that one..and if you are a Sox fan you'd get it)
Trying to get all my reading in!!